ABOUT THE EP
" This EP celebrates the 5 years of LCL.
5 years, 31 releases, and hundreds of thousands of downloads later, we keep the same aim : spread and connect !
The tale of LCL continues within the next chapters. Read hereafter what the instigators of this release have to narrate..."
LCL - may 2011
Working with Ebsa is like listening to his flow, it comes natural.
There are no artifices, his style and his own identity merge together -
the need of spreading a message that unifies rather than dividing.
the music for “Free as air” has been equally intense and natural, where
dub style had to support rap lyrics in a functional way and therefore
maintain a certain level of symmetry, seeking to reveal the contrast
between controlled sound power in slow motion and fast flickering,
The choice by LCL to do a release for its fifth
anniversary with Free as air is source of great pride ! Through the
remixes it obtains the final form it should have : an intertwining
track that is a sign of mutual friendship and respect between us."
mildtape - may 2011
When mildtape and I decided to make a song together and once he sent me
the instrumental track, I wrote the lyrics for Free as Air within an
hour. They came to me very easily and it felt natural.
Influences for the lyrics include: the human world, people, my life, the project itself, soundcloud.com and the LCL label.
lyrics cover many universal themes: communication & internet,
history & future, technology & nature, lyrics & music,
sound system culture and the synergy that can be achieved when people
Mainly written in the English language, I also used
Italian and French phrases in the lyrics. This was to emphasise the
notion that - though we are all from different countries, have
different cultures and use different languages - all humanity is
connected through music."
Ebsa - may 2011
The 'International Dub Cloud' remix of mildtape & Ebsa's "Free as
Air" is a statement about a fresh way of thinking, making &
distributing art in the information era, just like the original track
is a statement aout freedom.
Taking a heavy deep dub structure such as mildtape's and reworking it
to a light-hearted electrolatino tune (wich includes the mandatory
guiros, percussions and brass) is not an extravagant exercise anymore.
It's normal now ! The fact that it took 3 artists from 3 different
countries is just a demonstration of the way the International Dub
Cloud operates : through the air, free and with no middleman operators
Lata - may 2011